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    27.5 Giant Trance 3 2016 price opinion and info.

    Hi there everyone, im almost ready to pull the trigger on a Trance 3 16, is a local Giant dealer, the price is $1700, no idea if the price is correct or not, its for my son who has right now a hardtail and want to move fwd to FS as i and my wife have one.

    Also is this bike more like enduro style? the 140mm fork seems to be trail/enduro.

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    nope.

    Enduro style would be 160mm fork, 1x11/1x12 drivetrain, 780mm handlebars with 50mm stem and 25mm (better 30mm) rims with 2.4 tires.

    The Trance 3 comes with a 140mm fork, a 2x10 drive train without a chain guide, a narrow 730mm handlebar with 70mm stem and narrow 2.25 tires on even more ridiculously narrow 19mm rims (same width as on my roadbike - for some reason they got away with that back then)

    The Shimano brakes are rather weak and shipping the bike with smaller discs doesn't help either.

    If you want enduro style get a 2015-2016 Trance SX or a Reign

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    Thanks and what about the price?
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    I think 1700 is a bit steep for a bike that calls for upgrades all over the place. The omission of a dropper post and the narrow wheels alone would be a deal beaker for me, factor in wider handlebars and a shorter stem and this bike gets pretty expensive.

    You can get a far superior Canyon Spectral AL 6.0 or YT Jeffsy 27 AL for 2300$, yes that's 600$ more but if you cannot afford that you cannot afford wasting 1700$ on an outdated bike either.

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    thanks Steel, i was checking again the specs... didnt like the rebound only on the rear shock. What i saw is getting the bike i will swap the 1x11, saddle, rear shock..... so i guess better to invest more money. Right now i have a Tallboy cc 18, wife cannondale rush and my son a scott aspect 27.5 1x10 with fox 32 sc front which i built from 0. I guess i can search for a frame only and pass all this to the new frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regiobike View Post
    thanks Steel, i was checking again the specs... didnt like the rebound only on the rear shock. What i saw is getting the bike i will swap the 1x11, saddle, rear shock..... so i guess better to invest more money. Right now i have a Tallboy cc 18, wife cannondale rush and my son a scott aspect 27.5 1x10 with fox 32 sc front which i built from 0. I guess i can search for a frame only and pass all this to the new frame.
    I vote for this option. But not if you are looking for an enduro. If hes into enduro style or hucking I would go with a 34mm stanchion fork. Its honestly a tough gig. The recommendation on Canyon and Jeffsy above is solid! They offer a TON of bike for the money.

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    or you could buy used, like my Trance 2 2017 (size small) for example, just lowered the price to $1800, many upgrades as well.

    https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2321682/

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